In aid of the Rainbow Fund and celebrating the UK’s biggest Pride Festival, award-winning, super premium, small-batch Brighton Gin is releasing 1,400 Limited Edition bottles in eight colour and letter variations a month ahead of Brighton Pride.
Collectively, the eight-bottle range spells the world BRIGHTON (or creative anagrams!) and the pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet labels reflect the original colours of the iconic Gay Pride Rainbow Flag. Marking its 40th anniversary this year, it was first used at San Francisco Gay Pride 1978.
The Limited Edition Pride 2018 bottles priced at £45 each (700ml) can be bought from fine local, independent retailers from 25th June and from Brightongin.com where the Pride Collectors’ Range can be ordered as a complete set. £2 from each bottle will be donated to The Rainbow Fund, the Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS organisations.
Renowned by spirits connoisseurs and cocktail lovers for its taste and quality, multi-award-winning Brighton Gin was founded by well-known Brightonian broadcaster Kathy Caton who set out to ‘bottle the spirit of Brighton’ in 2014. It is handmade in small batches in the city’s first distillery, just across the road from the beach. Each bottle is made from recycled glass sourced from Brighton, and is filled, labelled and wax-sealed by hand, with the label and wax in the distinctive blue colour of Brighton’s seafront railings.
Founder, distiller and Out In Brighton presenter Kathy Caton said, “Set to be bolder, more beautiful and brilliant than ever, we’re so proud that we host the UK’s biggest Pride Festival in our free-thinking, campaigning (and hedonistic!) home city. We want to celebrate that ultimate spirit of Brighton and contribute again to the essential work of the Rainbow Fund in supporting the city’s LGBTQ+ community and voluntary sector”.
Designed by the award-winning team that created the original Brighton Gin label, the Pride 2018 bottles feature hand-painted brush strokes by designer Matt Holbrow. The eight different labels align with the original meanings of the Gay Pride flag colours – reflecting the values of sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit.
For the first time the Brighton Gin team will be walking with the Brighton Pride Parade which leaves Hove Lawns at 11am on Saturday 4th August, ending at Preston Park where the Colour My World festival is headlined by legendary pop icon Britney Spears. Tickets and information available at Brighton-Pride.org.
Using certified organic wheat spirit and the finest quality botanicals including juniper, peel from fresh oranges and limes, coriander seed and milk thistle, Brighton Gin is smooth enough to sip neat, over ice with a twist of orange or as a classic G&T.
Not only has Brighton taken its gin to its heart – it is the only gin served in both the British Airways i360 tower on Brighton’s seafront and the Brighton Dome concert hall – but fans further afield enjoy it at bars and restaurants in London, including The Holborn Dining Room the Corinthia Hotel and the Kensington as well as the Atlas in Singapore and Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour in Hong Kong.
Amongst its many awards, Brighton Gin has won Gold, Silver and Bronze at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2017, the International Spirits Challenge Silver medal 2018, Gold at the 2016 Spirits Business Gin Masters and Silver at the 2017 Berlin Spirits Competition. It was named as the UK’s Best Gin in the 2017 People’s Drinks awards.
RRP £45.00 on Limited Edition bottle. 40% ABV. Full details can be found at www.brightongin.com